Previously, Schwarz was the meteorologist at WNYW-TV in New York, N.Y., where he reported the weather for their 10 p.m. newscast (1993-95). Before that, he served as weekend meteorologist at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in St. Paul, Minn.(1989-93).
Schwarz began his career as a weathercaster in his hometown of Flint, Mich, where he was the weekend meteorologist for WJRT-TV, the local ABC affiliate (1984-89). During this time, he also owned a forecasting service.
Schwarz earned his B. S. degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1983. He holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, and volunteers as an assistant coach for Youth Hockey.
Schwarz resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two children.
The last time we saw over an inch of snow was on December 17. Since then, we've gone 59 days without an inch of snow, experienced our sixth least snowy January on record and are now on pace for what could possibly be the least snowy February ever.
While most people were sleeping, some sky watchers across the Chicago area and the Midwest got a glimpse of a meteor early Monday morning.
Halloween 2016 is the warmest in years, and expected to bring out increased numbers of ghosts and goblins.
A warm and wet summer for most of the Chicago area is expected to bring record corn production for some farmers.
It was a bumpy night across the Chicago area as storms rolled through, dropping heavy rain along with some really dramatic lightning shows.